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Forum: RV-10 11-24-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,832
Posted By KatanaPilot
You might look at the option from Sky Designs....

You might look at the option from Sky Designs.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206474
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks for all of the helpful replies. I have...

Thanks for all of the helpful replies. I have the answer to my original question and see no need for this thread to continue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
In this particular case, one of the parties is...

In this particular case, one of the parties is trying to avoid the 51% rule - as they want to pay someone else rebuild the airplane versus building a new one. There would also be a 40 hour flyoff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Suggest you go back and reread my post #14...

Suggest you go back and reread my post #14 (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1648398&postcount=14). I'm not trying to do any of this - merely get an education on what is legal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
No. Asking because I know the parties...

No. Asking because I know the parties considering doing this and I was trying to understand the rules pertaining to the circumstances.

Thanks to a couple of folks here on VAF, I got the answer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Don't think this section of code applies in the...

Don't think this section of code applies in the least.

The answer to what is legally repairable vs. total loss was covered several responses back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thank you!

AndrewR, this is the exact verbiage I was looking for.

In the "hypothetical" case I was referring to, it appears the horizontal and vertical components are salvageable - so per this reference it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Continuing to play devil's advocate for a bit...

Continuing to play devil's advocate for a bit -

Let's say you ground loop or flip over your RV. You need a new tail, wings, prop, engine (crank was bent). Firewall is buckled when the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks for the discussion. First and foremost, I...

Thanks for the discussion.

First and foremost, I am not contemplating doing this. Generally, I am very much a rule follower. I built two RV's and have no intention of building another.

Although...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Don't think so. You can use the builder number...

Don't think so. You can use the builder number from Van's as your serial number (and many builders do), but my understanding is you can assign any number you want to the plane - you are the builder....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
I appreciate your years of experience and...

I appreciate your years of experience and knowledge - however, your answer leaves me wanting more detail, such as a reference to an FAA order or something similar.



Not really related to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,999
Posted By KatanaPilot
Hypothetical Situation for Discussion

Here is the hypothetical scenario -

You total your E-AB airplane. You remove the data plate. You build (or have someone build for you) a replacement airplane (same model of course), upon which you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,635
Posted By KatanaPilot
Just measured the T-412ís I bought for the ER...

Just measured the T-412ís I bought for the ER tank build. 0.0425Ē. Fortunately, didnít need any of them.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,390
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks Greg. I have delayed going to paint for...

Thanks Greg. I have delayed going to paint for these wingtips, but it sounds like they might not actually ship Q1 2023 anyway - so Iíll probably just keep the tips and Aerosun VX lights I already...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,390
Posted By KatanaPilot
Carbon Fiber appearance

Does anyone know if the carbon fiber version of these wingtips will be finish quality? In other words, can you sand and clearcoat the tips and have them look like, say an Aerosport instrument panel?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By KatanaPilot
Another option

Structural adhesive like Aeropoxy has been used on dozens of trailing edges with great success. Use of the 2x2 angle clecoed to the TE during curing helps assure a very straight TE for the double...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By KatanaPilot
PM sent. I will take them, please. Thanks,...

PM sent.

I will take them, please. Thanks, Turner.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Ken at Sky Designs has created a very elegant...

Ken at Sky Designs has created a very elegant design for RV-10 and 14 ER tanks.

His experience as a former Van's engineer provided me with the confidence that these tanks were properly engineered...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,301
Posted By KatanaPilot
Next condition inspection, how about I fly to you...

Next condition inspection, how about I fly to you and let you show me how to do that 10 second inspection. It has always taken me a lot longer than that to remove the pMags, check for bearing runout...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By KatanaPilot
There is a pretty good comparison on the CiES...

There is a pretty good comparison on the CiES website. https://ciescorp.net/documentation/comparative-fuel-sensor-technology/

Said it before - there is a reason that many of the OEM's have gone to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By KatanaPilot
RV-7A with IO-360

Airflow Performance 2006X cooler mounted with their brackets and ducts. Custom made duct/butterfly on the baffle. PV IO-360, now 8.7:1...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By KatanaPilot
Might be hard to justify the cost, but the CiES...

Might be hard to justify the cost, but the CiES senders have a much higher MTBF (listed at 90,000 hours) and are much more accurate. There is a reason these senders are being used on many certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,403
Posted By KatanaPilot
On my standard tanks with a single inboard CiES...

On my standard tanks with a single inboard CiES sensor- anything above 23-24 gallons in the respective tank does not register. This matches with my neighbor and his RV-10 using the standard SW...
Forum: Job Board 11-03-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By KatanaPilot
The Guard and Reserve are a great way to go. I...

The Guard and Reserve are a great way to go.

I was able to get to the airlines way faster than most of my peers. In fact, I gave my T-38 instructor his FE checkride at the airline.
Forum: Job Board 11-02-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By KatanaPilot
Guard or Reserves?

Donít know what your son is thinking about down the road, but if he is at all interested in an airline career - the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserves is an outstanding way to get the training...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By KatanaPilot
Another opinion

My recommendation is to keep the Newton caps - especially if you have the Aero ones. I have the standard Usher caps on my RV-7 and the Newton Aero 300 caps on the RV-10 - and the Newton caps are far...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By KatanaPilot
If you mount it upside down, the filter will...

If you mount it upside down, the filter will drain and it will take longer for oil pressure to build. One advantage of it being base down is the filter stays full.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
It is interesting. I have had confirmation now...

It is interesting. I have had confirmation now from 3 RV-10 owners that their cold MAP is around 13.5" at idle. One of the three had hot MAP at 11". Engine builder confirmed that MAP was 13" in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
Both statements are correct. I guess valve...

Both statements are correct.

I guess valve timing/cam profile/overlap, etc. has a strong influence on manifold pressure. Should have been an ME instead of an AE. :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
OK, but why?

Thanks for the information.

The engine runs smoothly at low power and the AFR is in a good range - so I'm not too concerned now about any additional induction leaks.

What nobody has been able to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks Ross. I do have the Garmin recommended...

Thanks Ross. I do have the Garmin recommended restrictors in both MP lines which I thought would provide adequate damping. Using the ports on the throttle body created other issues due to location -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
Thanks everyone. Spraying carb cleaner around...

Thanks everyone.

Spraying carb cleaner around the exhaust just aft of spinning propeller sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. And yes, I do recall tricks like that from my high school days fixing...
Forum: Tools 10-20-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By KatanaPilot
Cool article. I have all the tools you mentioned...

Cool article. I have all the tools you mentioned except the plastic sheeting. I do like my Numatx better than the heavy squeezer, though.

I think we are brothers from different mothers. We both...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By KatanaPilot
Induction Leak

I am chasing an induction leak on my new IO-540 equipped with SDS EFII. I started with idle manifold pressure around 17" at 800 RPM. Found one leak around the threads of the Borla fuel pressure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By KatanaPilot
Highly recommend you install a Matco clear...

Highly recommend you install a Matco clear reservoir versus the solid Van's supplied one. MCR-100 or -100A (inverted) if you plan to do any negative G maneuvering. You can view the fluid level when...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,870
Posted By KatanaPilot
Have you priced rental trucks?

Just for grins, I estimated what this would cost you to do yourself. Airline ticket PIT-PDX $250, Penske Truck Portland to Woodbury $2500, Gas (12 mpg, 2600 miles) at least $900, hotels and meals for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,478
Posted By KatanaPilot
Yep, me too.

Just had my first FR ever in over 35 years of airline flying. Two hours of ground school and about 1.5 hours of flying. Had to redo one of the stalls as I used a bunch of aileron vs. rudder to...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,361
Posted By KatanaPilot
I don't think the stock exhaust will fit this...

I don't think the stock exhaust will fit this combination. We used the Custom Aircraft Exhaust 33279. Motor mount might have to be modified (the old style definitely did) to fit the BPE sump.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,493
Posted By KatanaPilot
They are. And Synergy Air South is a couple...

They are. And Synergy Air South is a couple hangars down. They might be able to help with the engine removal and reinstall.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,022
Posted By KatanaPilot
You won't regret it!

Steve,

I am amazed at the self-appointed arbiters of what is an appropriate amount to spend on a paint job. When I checked a few minutes ago, there were 155+ airplanes on the Evoke Signature Series...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,022
Posted By KatanaPilot
Your airplane looks fabulous! Judging (pun...

Your airplane looks fabulous!

Judging (pun intended) by the number of awards received at SNF and OSH for airplanes designed and/or completed by Evoke, there isn't anyone close.

RV-10 Signature...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By KatanaPilot
I have the carbon fiber wingtips on order. ...

I have the carbon fiber wingtips on order. Checked with AeroLED's first and they indicate there is no issue with the magnetometer. Did not ask about an Archer antenna.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,528
Posted By KatanaPilot
Folded or riveted TE rudder?

Folded or riveted TE rudder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By KatanaPilot
Another possiblity?

According to my neighbor with an RV-10, standard tanks and the stock SW senders - he burns 8-12 gallons out of a tank before seeing a decrease in fuel quantity.

With full ER tanks in an RV-10...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By KatanaPilot
I think you have two choices. J-3804-20 and...

I think you have two choices. J-3804-20 and J-3804-28. I think the -28ís provide a bit better vibration isolation, but they are usually more expensive.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,044
Posted By KatanaPilot
Been there, done that.

When we pulled the engine on our RV-7 a few months ago, we sent both pMags back to eMag Air for the flat rate checkup. There was nothing wrong with them - this was merely preemptive for our rebuilt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By KatanaPilot
CiES sensors - a master inboard and slave...

CiES sensors - a master inboard and slave outboard in the tank will work empty to full. Quite expensive.

RV-14 builder info here - https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184811

There...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By KatanaPilot
Don’t have a 14, but a 7 with the two blade...

Don’t have a 14, but a 7 with the two blade Hartzell and a 10 with the three blade.

As to the price difference, I suspect part of it is in the different construction of the blades.

From MT -...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Going further off topic - Ralph, I admire your...

Going further off topic -

Ralph, I admire your skills and abilities. For assemblers like me, one of the appeals of a pre-punched kit was it better fit my skills and abilities. I really admire the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By KatanaPilot
Still have to defend yourself

Since one can sue "a ham sandwich", the better question is it worth the risk of being sued?

You might ask Van's how much money they spent defending themselves even if the suit wasn't "successful"....
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Sorry, not buying this. If you can buy an RV-4 or...

Sorry, not buying this. If you can buy an RV-4 or 8 tail/wing kit and then go build a Rocket without signing a similar form - then your argument just doesn't make sense.



Fabricating a rib is...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
So you will be forced to lie about why you are...

So you will be forced to lie about why you are buying the parts.

Not acceptable in my opinion.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,378
Posted By KatanaPilot
How about a subsidy for G100UL?

The taxpayers support ethanol production and blending of auto fuels through tax credits, etc. to the tune of billions of dollars annually. Ethanol use in auto fuels has debatable positive impact on...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By KatanaPilot
Indirect back riveting for these rivets is what...

Indirect back riveting for these rivets is what is taught by Synergy Air during their Fundamentals Class - using a modified bar similar to what you are using. Takes a little practice, but works well...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Given that I've never heard of Van's requiring...

Given that I've never heard of Van's requiring builders to sign a form that says "I promise not to use these parts to build XXX" - it sure has the appearance of something like that.

With Ken's...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Don't think so

This was true some time ago, however, it now says "Call to Order" when you shop for those parts on the Van's web store.

I'm curious if a waiver or liability release is being (or has been) required...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,947
Posted By KatanaPilot
Sorry this happened to you

If you are willing to wait a while (and I do mean a while), Kent Gorton in the Atlanta area specializes in repairs.

Best to call him or text at 314 368-6 zero zero seven

You could also reach out...
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By KatanaPilot
Now that is an interesting policy. I would be...

Now that is an interesting policy. I would be very curious as to their reasoning.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By KatanaPilot
That is my understanding as well. I've heard that...

That is my understanding as well. I've heard that Aerotronics has a similar policy.

Good luck in your search.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By KatanaPilot
Two full IFR Garmin panels done for me by the...

Two full IFR Garmin panels done for me by the great folks at SteinAir. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

My experience with the other well known panel builder (located in the West) was less than stellar. ...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By KatanaPilot
James Cowl

Has anyone installed a new James cowl on an RV-10 equipped with air conditioning? If so, please reach out to me. Thanks.

krea dot ellis at gmail dot com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By KatanaPilot
Yes they do! U.S. based and a long time VAF...

Yes they do!

U.S. based and a long time VAF sponsor/advertiser.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By KatanaPilot
I can highly recommend either of these two...

I can highly recommend either of these two gentlemen-

Vern Darley. Former military pilot (not a TPS grad) and airline pilot. I know he does many of the first flights for Synergy Air South builders....
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,992
Posted By KatanaPilot
Builders regularly delete parts from kit orders...

Builders regularly delete parts from kit orders to add aftermarket parts. I know I signed a some sort of waiver when I did that.

What I donít remember is signing a waiver specifically indicating I...
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